Bunions — a bone deformity caused by an unstable joint that allows the big toe to drift out of alignment.
The condition is progressive, can cause severe pain, and will not go away on its own.
What are the symptoms?
Typical symptoms include a bump on the side or top of foot, pain, swelling, pressure and/or numbness.
Symptoms tend to worsen when toes are crowded or when standing for long periods.
What causes them?
While constrained footwear or standing for long periods may aggravate or accelerate your condition, your bunion is more likely caused by genetic predisposition, or biomechanical imbalance.
How are they diagnosed?
During a clinical exam, your doctor will X-ray your foot to determine the severity of your condition, along with any other conditions.
What are my treatment options?
Non-surgical or conservative treatments
These treatments are designed to keep you more comfortable. Conservative treatments include toe spacers, pads/splints or inserts/orthotics.
If you have any foot problems, call us today.
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